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Religious schools are actively undermining fundamental British values, slams Ofsted chief

Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, claimed that in many cases the schools were “deliberately choosing not to meet standards” in a report that detailed the inadequacy of selected faith institutions. She said: “In the overwhelming majority of state-funded schools, whether faith or not, these values are embedded in the school’s ethos and teaching. “However, there ... Read More »

Bank of England in bid to go gender neutral with historic ‘Old Lady’ nickname threatened

The UK’s central bank has pledged to drop all gendered terms from its official documents and to ditch “his” and “her” from policies, under plans from its regulator, Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA). The changes will “form part of the PRA’s commitment to encouraging equality and diversity at regulated firms.” Technical terms such as “grandfathering” and “chairman” also face to axe ... Read More »

The best markets for Christmas shopping

We all love a Christmas market preferably somewhere snowy and crisp with steaming gluhwein, men in funny hats and a fuggy but cosy local hostelry to go back to. The best of them are in Germany and Austria─but we’ve listed Christmas Markets and Christmas holidays all over the world. The best christmas lunches in Delhi Although celebrations reach a crescendo ... Read More »

Israel eases visa rules for Indian tourists, but with a condition

In a bid to attract more Indian tourists to the country, Israel has eased its visa requirements for Indian citizens. However, the relaxed rules would be applicable for Indian citizens who have already availed the Schengen visa (a visa valid for countries like US, Canada and Australia). These tourists would have to undergo lesser documentation when they apply for the ... Read More »

Chinese choose ‘Living Buddhas’ to curb Dalai Lama influence

In the 10 years since the Chinese government stepped into the business of choosing Living Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism, the state administration for religious affairs (SARA) has approved and provided training to 60 ‘Living Buddhas’. Its purpose is to counter the influence of the Dalai Lama over monks and Living Buddhas of different sections in Tibetan Buddhism, a senior official ... Read More »

Air India flight delayed. Bad news. Aviation minister on board, calls up CMD

It’s not everyday that you get to complain to the top executive in the aviation sector when your flight is delayed. But when he’s your co-passenger, you can. Read on to find out how this happened on a Delhi-Vijayawada flight yesterday. Over 100 passengers waited an hour and a half yesterday for AI (Air India) 459, a Delhi-Vijayawada flight, to ... Read More »

Asaduddin Owaisi’s Pakistan barb at PM Modi

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen or AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi launched yet another scathing attack on Prime Minister and the star campaigner of Gujarat Election, Narendra Modi. Asaduddin Owaisi was addressing a public meeting organized by All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) against US President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision. Although the subject of the rally was condemning US and ... Read More »

Facebook to launch chat app for kids, with parental controls

Facebook on Monday unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision. Messenger Kids is being rolled out for Apple iOS mobile devices in the United States on a test basis as a standalone video chat and messaging app. Product manager Loren Cheng said the social network ... Read More »

‘Every app is a dating app’: technology blamed for rise in HIV rates in Pakistan

While technology may have strengthened the fight against HIV and Aids in many countries, in Pakistan it has led to an increase in HIV infection among young people, health experts and activists have warned, reported The Guardian. Mobile apps and social media have opened new avenues for social encounters in the conservative south Asian country. For gay men and male sex ... Read More »

Google Chrome will crash less frequently after ‘injection’-blocking updates

Good news, everyone! Chrome is going to start crashing less often. Google is making changes to the Windows version of its web browser, which will make it much more stable, reported The Independent. It plans to roll these out in three phases, starting next April. According to the company, around two thirds of Chrome users on Windows have other apps on ... Read More »